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Misidentified Walrus Fossil Discovered To Be Fur Seal Fossil Decades Later

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After a few decades of believing an ancient fossil belonged to a sea walrus, a postdoctoral student in New Zealand discovered the fossils actually belonged to the oldest fur seal. This could be the missing link to fill the 5-million-year ...

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How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To The Center Of A Tootsie Pop?

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How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? That is the question posed by a now classic television commercial for Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pops. According to a recently published report in the Journal ...

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ESA’s Mini-Space Shuttle Splashes Down in Ocean 2 Hours After Takeoff


An unmanned European Space Agency (ESA) mini-space shuttle has touched down in the Pacific Ocean nearly two hours after its departure. The IXV spaceplane resembles a smaller, robotically controlled version of the US space shuttle and could provide Europe with ...

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Evolution: Waiting For ‘Mr. Right’ Is Wrong


According to a recent study published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, waiting for Mr. Right is wrong.  In terms of evolution, and some might say common sense, accepting a mate who is good enough over waiting for the perfect ...

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Virginia Tech Students Demo Humanoid Robot “SAFFiR” On US Navy ship

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A group of the US engineering students has created a firefighting robot that may help sailors fight fires at sea. The SAFFiR (Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot) humanoid robot has been developed by Terrestrial Robotics Engineering and Controls Lab and Extreme ...

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Science Dates Domesticated Dogs To 10000 Years Ago


According to a study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports, the fossil samples that were originally believed to have been the earliest dogs have been reanalyzed. Scientists now say those were actually wolves. More importantly, this means the tentative ...

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Scientists Baffled Why Starving Sea Lion Pups Wash Ashore CA Beaches


Famished sea lion pups are popping up along California beaches, baffling marine scientists. It’s not unusual for a few pups to be stranded here and there but they are beaching in record numbers, causing concern. Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center, for instance, ...

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Washington Could Ban The Capture Of Killer Whales For Entertainment


SAN DIEGO: Washington state senators held a hearing on Thursday to consider banning the increasingly controversial capture or holding of killer whales for entertainment. More than half of the approximately 455 orcas taken for captivity originated in Washington state but ...

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Chimpanzees Change Accents To Fit In


According to a new study published in the journal Current Biology and titled “Vocal Learning in the Functionally Referential Food Grunts of Chimpanzees”, chimpanzees have their own dialects but change them when they merge with other groups. They change their ...

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